If you build it, they will come.
But so far, you’re just entertaining your parents and three best friends. The unique traffic to your blog is at a standstill or growing at a painstakingly slow rate, and you’re wondering if you made a big mistake and don’t have what it takes to be a successful blogger.
One of the biggest mistakes new bloggers make is assuming once they launch their site and start writing, people will auto-magically find them and become devoted followers. However, once you create and launch your blog, the work of becoming a successful blogger with a large following is just beginning.
This isn’t complicated work, but it does require knowledge of the skills involved in marketing your site and your blog posts in order to drive your ideal readers to the content you have to share.